College students seek tax breaks on text books, tuition relief for veterans, immigrants

  For many, December is a time for holiday cheer. For interest groups in Washington state, it's also a time for strategy. The Columbian┬áreported earlier this week on what Southwest Washington business […]

State House members reimbursed more than $27,000 for last month’s special session

  Lawmakers in the state House got a combined $17,903 in meal and lodging reimbursements and about $9,900 in vehicle mileage reimbursements for attending the┬áNov. 7-9 special session in Olympia. Lawmakers […]

Vansterdam, Spuds Buds, THC Brothers coming to your neighborhood soon?

Next Christmas, if all goes according to the Washington State Liquor Control Board's plan, shoppers will have a new and decidedly more green range of local products to choose from […]

Benton recognized for helping first-time homebuyers

State Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, received kudos this week for advancing a bill that makes it easier for low-income families to become homeowners. The Washington State Housing Finance Commission gave Benton […]

Herrera Beutler signs onto bill protecting whistle blowers in military rape cases

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler voted Thursday in favor of a bill that would provide protections for service members who report their sexual assaults or rapes to someone outside of […]

$450 million for CRC clears House committee hurdle, introduced in Senate

The Columbia River Crossing's best bet for securing $450 million from Washington state this year advanced out of a House committee today. That proposal, a transportation revenue package that raises taxes […]

Cleveland gets her first bill signed into law

By Lucas Wiseman The Columbian/Murrow News Service OLYMPIA -- As the Legislature nears April 28, its constitutionally required final day of session, there are many issues that have yet to be […]

Local legislators’ proposals face last major cutoff before session ends

Wednesday marked the last big deadline for non-budgetary bills in the Legislature, and some proposals by Clark County's legislators fared better than others. Here's a quick roundup of where some […]

Many bills of local interest clear Wednesday’s cutoff

By Lucas Wiseman The Columbian/Murrow News Service Wednesday was the Legislature's deadline for many bills to pass out of policy committees. Here is a look at some bills that made it, and […]

Rep. Stonier could achieve perfect record for getting her bills passed

By Lucas Wiseman The Columbian/Murrow News Service OLYMPIA -- State Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, has accomplished something no other freshman House Democrat has done this session. She's had nearly every one of […]

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